Wayne Gao, MD is board-certified in hematology and medical oncology. He has experience in the diagnosis and management of blood diseases and cancer-related issues. With his distinctive background, he offers advanced, comprehensive, and evidence-based treatment options to patients. He believes that it is important to pay attention to quality in every aspect of patient care, both medical and non-medical. During the care process, he aims to develop personal relationships with patients so he can customize their care to make them as happy and comfortable as possible.
Dr. Gao received his MD/PhD from Soochow University Medical School in China. He then joined the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for research and clinical training. There, he was promoted to a faculty position. He investigated how people develop clotting and bleeding disorders, and his research has been published in leading international academic journals. He completed his residency at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center and then further expanded his credentials with a fellowship at the University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for hematology/oncology. Prior to joining the Valley Medical Center Oncology clinic, Dr. Gao was the highest performing consulting hematologist/oncologist at Kaiser Permanente Tacoma Medical Center.
Dr. Gao enjoys the outdoors and loves to hike with his family. He is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.